PASSHE Undergraduate Research Conference in
Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics

Slippery Rock University

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Location Information:
 Slippery Rock University
 1 Morrow Way
 Slippery Rock, PA 16057

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Conference Chair:
  Dr. Deborah Whitfield
Paper Chair:
  Dr. Jennifer Willford
Registration Chair:
  Nancy Cruikshank
Poster Chair:
  Dr. Jack Livingston
Proceedings Editor:
  Dr. Deborah Whitfield



The first Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education (PASSHE) conference for Undergraduate Research in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics was held on Slippery Rock's Campus November 15 and 16, 2013. STEM Students from the PASSHE schools presented papers and posters.

The 2nd PASSHE Undergraduate Research Conference in
Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics will once again be held at Slippery Rock University November 21 - 22, 2014.

2013 Winners (left to right): Dr. James Moran (PASSHE Vice Chancellor for Student at Academic Affairs), Ms. Renee Risalti (Bloomsburg University), Mr. Benjamin Lenze (Indiana University), Ms. Megan Graubard (Slippery Rock University), Mr. Chris Nelson (Shippensburg University)

2013 Paper Winners
1st Place     Geosciences    Slippery Rock University

Ms. Graubard (left), Dr. Deborah Whitfield (right), Dr. Jack Livingston (back)
Megan Graubard, Caleb Sykora-Bodie
Recognition of Reinjection Events in Igneous Intrusions: Successes and Challenges
2nd Place     Physics    Indiana University

Mr. Lenze (left), Dr. James Moran (center), Dr. Jack Livingston (right)
Benjamin Lenze, Alyssa Nelson, Devki Talwar
Analyizing Optical Properties of Semiconductor Materials
3rd Place     Biology    Millersville University
Mathew Zak, Katie Hammond
Uncertainty in Population Estimates for Endangered Animals and Improving the Recovery Process


2013 Poster Winners
1st Place     Chemistry    California University
Nicholas Patton, Carl Jurkowski, Courtney Killian
Investigation of Inorganic Species in Oregon Hollow Wetland , Washington County, Pennsylvania
2nd Place     Exercise Science    Shippensburg University

Mr. Nelson (left), Dr. Jack Livingston (right)
Chris Nelson
The Influence of Prophylactic Ankle Strategies on Vertical Jump Performance
3rd Place     Biology    Bloomsburg University

Ms. Risaliti (left), Dr. James Moran (right)
Renee Risaliti
Integrative Responses to Heat Stress in Lumbriculus variegatus